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Old 11-20-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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So you returned since your team is no better than the Marshalls of the world. FSU and Clemson wanted nothing to do with the Big 12 Track Meet conference. Give it up. I gave you actual proof in earlier threads.

As for Maryland... Who cares. I am surprised the B10 wanted them since their athletics are mediocre and DCs market doesn't care for Maryland. The ACC will still keep that market with UVA and VT.
Exactly...the Virginia schools have more of a presence in DC than UMd. Someone just likes to cry about the ACC constantly. It's really kinda sad.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Maryland will make more money in the Big Ten. So will Rutgers, which is expected to announce its move on Tuesday. Maryland's athletic department is in a financial crisis now because it doesn't take a subsidy from the university. With more money flowing in, it should never have to ask for one. That's one less thing Maryland's students and taxpayers will have to pay for in the future. In the ACC, Maryland could expect to make between $20-25 million per year from the league. In the Big Ten, which has its own cable network and probably will set a new all-time high when it renegotiates its Tier 1 television rights in a few years, the distribution will be closer to $40 million a year beginning in 2017.

Maryland's proud history as a charter member of the ACC means little at a time when universities must cherish every dollar they can get. The math is pretty simple. The Big Ten offers a better deal than the ACC. "We're still living paycheck to paycheck," Maryland president Wallace Loh said Monday. "What membership in the Big Ten does is allow us to truly guarantee the financial stability of Maryland athletics for a long, long, long time."

This happens all the time in business. Because of economic forces, government regulation, technological advances or all of the above, things can change dramatically. For years, everyone filled their tanks at Standard Oil stations. They don't anymore. For years, people bought Pontiacs. They don't anymore. For years, people flying between Detroit and Memphis bought tickets on Northwest. Now they buy tickets on Delta. For (a few) years, Americans bought their Internet access primarily through America Online. Now they buy it through their phone or cable companies.

So, unless you can think of a better way for Maryland to bring in an additional $15-20 million per year, quit being so sentimental about it.

Read More: Maryland's realignment move to Big Ten is sound economic choice - Andy Staples - SI.com
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Maryland will make more money in the Big Ten. So will Rutgers, which is expected to announce its move on Tuesday. Maryland's athletic department is in a financial crisis now because it doesn't take a subsidy from the university. With more money flowing in, it should never have to ask for one. That's one less thing Maryland's students and taxpayers will have to pay for in the future. In the ACC, Maryland could expect to make between $20-25 million per year from the league. In the Big Ten, which has its own cable network and probably will set a new all-time high when it renegotiates its Tier 1 television rights in a few years, the distribution will be closer to $40 million a year beginning in 2017.

Maryland's proud history as a charter member of the ACC means little at a time when universities must cherish every dollar they can get. The math is pretty simple. The Big Ten offers a better deal than the ACC. "We're still living paycheck to paycheck," Maryland president Wallace Loh said Monday. "What membership in the Big Ten does is allow us to truly guarantee the financial stability of Maryland athletics for a long, long, long time."

This happens all the time in business. Because of economic forces, government regulation, technological advances or all of the above, things can change dramatically. For years, everyone filled their tanks at Standard Oil stations. They don't anymore. For years, people bought Pontiacs. They don't anymore. For years, people flying between Detroit and Memphis bought tickets on Northwest. Now they buy tickets on Delta. For (a few) years, Americans bought their Internet access primarily through America Online. Now they buy it through their phone or cable companies.

So, unless you can think of a better way for Maryland to bring in an additional $15-20 million per year, quit being so sentimental about it.

Read More: Maryland's realignment move to Big Ten is sound economic choice - Andy Staples - SI.com
Unfortunately, tradition doesn't pay the bills.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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Exactly...the Virginia schools have more of a presence in DC than UMd. Someone just likes to cry about the ACC constantly. It's really kinda sad.
For someone who says that you sure cry about WVU a lot. You should be crying more about your losses to cupcake ACC and Bog E teams than your crying about WVU's losses to better Big 12 teams. You should also be crying about the implosion of your conference and the fact that I was right and you were wrong. It is sad how bitter you are toward WVU. None of this is their fault. Blame Swafford.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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SEC and B1G headed for 16...

The SEC and Big Ten Will Have 16 Members : Outkick The Coverage
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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It looks like Louisville won out for a spot in the ACC. UConn could not get the football schools or BC to support them. The Big East did add East Carolina and Tulane, so "The Beast" won't die, not yet anyhow.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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It looks like Louisville won out for a spot in the ACC. UConn could not get the football schools or BC to support them. The Big East did add East Carolina and Tulane, so "The Beast" won't die, not yet anyhow.
So much for the ACC caring about academics.

It gets more like the big east every week.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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They finally seem to understand the economic significance of supporting college football. Had they realized this fact a year ago, then West Virginia would be a member of the ACC today. This move will bolster the conference's resumé in at least two major sports.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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They finally seem to understand the economic significance of supporting college football. Had they realized this fact a year ago, then West Virginia would be a member of the ACC today. This move will bolster the conference's resumé in at least two major sports.
Thank god they didn't realize it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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Money, money, money. When is the shifting going to finally end?

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; 16 team conferences for football is too much. Teams would go 3 or 4 years without playing a team from their conference because they're in separate divisions.

I get why these conferences want to do it: money and TV markets. But from an outside fans perspective, I think it's a bad idea. Anything more than 12 teams is too much. I want to see Florida play Alabama at least every other year and not every 3 years as it stands now. Adding in 2 more teams will push it back to once every 4 years (unless they both make the conference title game). They would have to up the number of conference games from 8 to 9. My guess is some schools would have a problem as it would mean playing an extra road game. Heck as it stands now, Florida hasn't played Ole Miss since 2008.
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